1 Profectique inde venimus in solitudinem per viam maris Ru bri, sicut mihi dixerat Dominus; et circuivimus montem Seir longo tempore.
2 Dixitque Dominus ad me:
3 "Sufficit vobis circuire montem istum; ite contra aquilonem.
4 Et populo praecipe dicens: Transibitis per terminos fratrum vestrorum filiorum Esau, qui habitant in Seir, et timebunt vos.
5 Cavete ergo diligenter, ne moveamini contra eos; neque enim dabo vobis de terra eorum, quantum potest unius pedis calcare vestigium, quia in possessionem Esau dedi montem Seir.
6 Cibos emetis ab eis pecunia et comedetis; etiam aquam emptam haurietis et bibetis.
7 Dominus Deus tuus benedixit tibi in omni opere manuum tuarum; novit iter tuum, quomodo transieris solitudinem hanc magnam per quadraginta annos habitans tecum Dominus Deus tuus, et nihil tibi defuit"
8 Cumque transissemus fratres nostros filios Esau, qui habitabant in Seir, per viam Arabae de Ailath et de Asiongaber, vertimus nos et venimus per iter, quod ducit in desertum Moab.
9 Dixitque Dominus ad me: "Non pugnes contra Moabitas nec ineas adversus eos proelium; non enim dabo tibi quidquam de terra eorum, quia filiis Lot tradidi Ar in possessionem.
10 "Emim primi fuerunt habitatores eius, populus magnus et multus et tam excelsus ut Enacim;
11 ipsi quoque Raphaim reputabantur sicut Enacim; denique Moabitae appellant eos Emim.
12 In Seir autem prius habitaverunt Horim; quibus expulsis atque deletis, habitaverunt filii Esau pro eis, sicut fecit Israel in terra possessionis suae, quam dedit eis Dominus C.
13 Surgite ergo et transite torrentem Zared" Et transivimus torrentem Zared.
14 Tempus autem, quo ambulavimus de Cadesbarne usque ad transitum torrentis Zared, triginta octo annorum fuit, donec consumeretur omnis generatio hominum bellatorum de castris, sicut iuraverat eis Dominus,
15 cuius manus fuit adversum eos, ut interirent de castrorum medio.
16 Postquam autem universi ceciderunt pugnatores de medio populi,
17 locutus est Dominus ad me dicens:
18 "Tu transibis hodie terminos Moab, urbem nomine Ar;
19 et accedens in vicina filiorum Ammon, cave, ne pugnes contra eos nec movearis ad proelium; non enim dabo tibi de terra filiorum Ammon, quia filiis Lot dedi eam in possessionem.
20 "Terra Raphaim reputata est et ipsa olim habitaverunt Raphaim in ea, quos Ammonitae vocant Zomzommim,
21 populus magnus et multus et procerae longitudinis sicut Enacim, quos delevit Dominus a facie eorum et fecit illos habitare pro eis,
22 sicut fecerat filiis Esau, qui habitant in Seir, delens Horim et terram eorum illis tradens, quam possident usque in praesens.
23 Hevaeos quoque, qui habitabant in villis usque Gazam, Caphtorim, qui egressi de Caphtor deleverunt eos et habitaverunt pro illis C.
24 Surgite! Proficiscimini et transite torrentem Arnon: ecce tradidi in manu tua Sehon regem Hesebon Amorraeum; et terram eius incipe possidere et committe adversus eum proelium.
25 Hodie incipiam mittere terrorem atque formidinem tuam in populos, qui habitant sub omni caelo, ut, audito nomine tuo, paveant et contremiscant coram te"
26 Misi ergo nuntios de solitudine Cademoth ad Sehon regem Hesebon verbis pacificis dicens:
27 Transibo per terram tuam, publica gradiar via, non declinabo neque ad dexteram neque ad sinistram;
28 alimenta pretio vende mihi, ut vescar, aquam pecunia tribue mihi, et sic bibam; tantum est ut mihi concedas transitum,
29 sicut fecerunt mihi filii Esau, qui habitant in Seir, et Moabitae, qui morantur in Ar, donec veniam ad Iordanem et transeam in terram, quam Dominus Deus noster daturus est nobis.
30 Noluitque Sehon rex Hesebon dare nobis transitum, quia induraverat Dominus Deus tuus spiritum eius et obfirmaverat cor illius, ut traderetur in manus tuas, sicut est in praesenti die.
31 Dixitque Dominus ad me: "Ecce coepi tradere tibi Sehon et terram eius. Incipe possidere eam!"
32 Egressusque est Sehon obviam nobis cum omni populo suo ad proelium in Iasa,
33 et tradidit eum Dominus Deus noster nobis; percussimusque eum cum filiis suis et omni populo suo.
34 Cunctasque urbes eius in tempore illo cepimus et percussimus anathemate singulas civitates cum viris ac mulieribus et parvulis; neminem reliquimus in eis superstitem,
35 absque iumentis, quae in partem venere praedantium, et spoliis urbium, quas cepimus.
36 Ab Aroer, quae est super ripam torrentis Arnon, et oppido, quod in valle situm est, usque Galaad non fuit civitas, quae nostras effugeret manus: omnia tradidit Dominus Deus noster nobis,
37 absque terra filiorum Ammon, ad quam non accessisti, cunctis, quae adiacent torrenti Iaboc, et urbibus montanis universisque locis, a quibus nos prohibuit Dominus Deus noster.
King James Version
1 Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many days.
2 And the LORD spake unto me, saying,
3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.
4 And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore:
5 Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession.
6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink.
7 For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.
8 And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from Ezion-gaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.
9 And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.
10 The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims;
11 Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.
12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of Esau succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead; as Israel did unto the land of his possession, which the LORD gave unto them.
13 Now rise up, said I, and get you over the brook Zered. And we went over the brook Zered.
14 And the space in which we came from Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the LORD sware unto them.
15 For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed.
16 ¶ So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people,
17 That the LORD spake unto me, saying,
18 Thou art to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day:
19 And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.
20 (That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;
21 A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:
22 As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:
23 And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)
24 ¶ Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.
25 This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.
26 ¶ And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
27 Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the high way, I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.
28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink: only I will pass through on my feet;
29 (As the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.
30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.
31 And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land.
32 Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz.
33 And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people.
34 And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:
35 Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we took.
36 From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the city that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us: the LORD our God delivered all unto us:
37 Only unto the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the cities in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever the LORD our God forbad us.